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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926943/monoclonal-antibodies-in-preclinical-eae-models-of-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Katja Schmitz, Gerd Geisslinger, Irmgard Tegeder
Monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are promising therapeutics in multiple sclerosis and multiple new candidates have been developed, hence increasing the need for some agreement for preclinical mAb studies. We systematically analyzed publications of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) studies showing effects of monoclonal antibodies. A PubMed search retrieved 570 records, out of which 122 studies with 253 experiments were eligible based on experimental design, number of animals and presentation of time courses of EAE scores...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926402/reversing-hiv-latency-via-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-signaling
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Charline Duquenne, Sandrine Gimenez, Adeline Guigues, Benjamin Viala, Caroline Boulouis, Clément Mettling, Damien Maurel, Noëlie Campos, Etienne Doumazane, Laetitia Comps-Agrar, Jamal Tazi, Laurent Prézeau, Pierre Corbeau, Vincent François
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we looked for a new family of latency reversing agents. DESIGN: We searched for G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) coexpressed with CCR5 in primary CD4+ T cells that activate infected cells and boost HIV production. METHODS: GPCR coexpression was unveiled by RT-PCR. We used FRET to analyze the dimerization with CCR5 of the expressed GPCR. Viral entry was measured by flow cytometry, reverse transcription by quantitative PCR, NFkB translocation by immunofluorescence, LTR activation using a gene reporter assay, and viral production by p24 quantification...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923927/mif-and-d-dt-are-potential-disease-severity-modifiers-in-male-ms-subjects
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Gil Benedek, Roberto Meza-Romero, Kelley Jordan, Ying Zhang, Ha Nguyen, Gail Kent, Jia Li, Edwin Siu, Jenny Frazer, Marta Piecychna, Xin Du, Antoine Sreih, Lin Leng, Jack Wiedrick, Stacy J Caillier, Halina Offner, Jorge R Oksenberg, Vijayshree Yadav, Dennis Bourdette, Richard Bucala, Arthur A Vandenbark
Little is known about mechanisms that drive the development of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), although inflammatory factors, such as macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), its homolog D-dopachrome tautomerase (D-DT), and their common receptor CD74 may contribute to disease worsening. Our findings demonstrate elevated MIF and D-DT levels in males with progressive disease compared with relapsing-remitting males (RRMS) and female MS subjects, with increased levels of CD74 in females vs. males with high MS disease severity...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923363/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-flavonoids-in-neurodegenerative-disorders
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Carmela Spagnuolo, Stefania Moccia, Gian Luigi Russo
Neuroinflammation is one of the main mechanisms involved in the progression of several neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson, Alzheimer, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and others. The activation of microglia is the main feature of neuroinflammation, promoting the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and resulting in the progressive neuronal cell death. Natural compounds, such as flavonoids, possess neuroprotective potential probably related to their ability to modulate the inflammatory responses involved in neurodegenerative diseases...
September 7, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923306/the-flavonoid-baicalein-attenuates-cuprizone-induced-demyelination-via-suppression-of-neuroinflammation
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Miho Hashimoto, Shinji Yamamoto, Kensuke Iwasa, Kota Yamashina, Masaki Ishikawa, Kei Maruyama, Francesca Bosetti, Keisuke Yoshikawa
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system characterized by recurrent and progressive demyelination/remyelination cycles, neuroinflammation, oligodendrocyte loss, and axonal pathology. Baicalein isolated from the roots of Scutellaria baicalensis has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. The cuprizone model is an established mouse model of MS and causes demyelination and motor dysfunction to induce neuroinflammation such as glial activation and pro-inflammatory cytokine production...
September 15, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918421/macrophage-activation-syndrome-at-the-onset-of-glucocorticoid-resistant-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Delia Tulbă, Marius Balea, Cristian Băicuș
INTRODUCTION: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory state mediated by uncontrolled cytokine storm and haemophagocytosis. Although rarely reported, MAS might occur in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), notably as an inaugural manifestation. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the cornerstone of SLE therapy. However, in some cases high doses of GCs are required to achieve remission (i.e. glucocorticoid-resistance), leading to significant side effects. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old Romani male was admitted to our hospital for polyarthralgia, polyserositis and fatigability...
September 16, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916288/anti-apoptotic-and-moderate-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-berberine-in-sulfur-mustard-exposed-keratinocytes
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Simon Lang, Tanja Popp, Christian Silvester Kriegs, Annette Schmidt, Frank Balszuweit, Georg Menacher, Kai Kehe, Horst Thiermann, Thomas Gudermann, Dirk Steinritz
Skin affections after sulfur mustard (SM) exposure include erythema, blister formation and severe inflammation. An antidote or specific therapy does not exist. Anti-inflammatory compounds as well as substances counteracting SM-induced cell death are under investigation. In this study, we investigated the benzylisoquinoline alkaloide berberine (BER), a metabolite in plants like berberis vulgaris, which is used as herbal pharmaceutical in Asian countries, against SM toxicity using a well-established in vitro approach...
September 12, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916287/effects-of-anti-inflammatory-compounds-on-sulfur-mustard-injured-cells-recommendations-and-caveats-suggested-by-in-vitro-cell-culture-models
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Georg Menacher, Dirk Steinritz, Annette Schmidt, Tanja Popp, Franz Worek, Thomas Gudermann, Horst Thiermann, Frank Balszuweit
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a vesicant agent who had its first military use 100 years ago, in Ypres. Since then it has been used in several conflicts like the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The use of SM in Syria 2015 indicated the still existing threat. Despite decades of research no causal antidote against SM intoxication is available, so far. A SM intoxication is accompanied by necrosis, apoptosis and inflammation. To counteract the SM-induced inflammation, glucocorticoids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory compounds (NSAIDs) are recommended...
September 12, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913765/treatment-of-theiler-s-virus-induced-demyelinating-disease-with-teriflunomide
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Francesca Gilli, Libin Li, Darlene B Royce, Krista D DiSano, Andrew R Pachner
Teriflunomide is an oral therapy approved for the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), showing both anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Currently, it is uncertain whether one or both of these properties may explain teriflunomide's beneficial effect in MS. Thus, to learn more about its mechanisms of action, we evaluated the effect of teriflunomide in the Theiler's encephalomyelitis virus-induced demyelinating disease (TMEV-IDD) model, which is both a viral infection and an excellent model of the progressive disability of MS...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913617/fingolimod-induces-neuronal-specific-gene-expression-with-potential-neuroprotective-outcomes-in-maturing-neuronal-progenitor-cells-exposed-to-hiv
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Rebeca Geffin, Ricardo Martinez, Alicia de Las Pozas, Biju Issac, Micheline McCarthy
Fingolimod (FTY720), a structural analogue of sphingosine, targets sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor signaling and is currently an immunomodulatory therapy for multiple sclerosis. Fingolimod accesses the central nervous system (CNS) where its active metabolite, fingolimod phosphate (FTY720-P), has pleotropic neuroprotective effects in an inflammatory microenvironment. To investigate potential neuronal-specific mechanisms of fingolimod neuroprotection, we cultured the human neuronal progenitor cell line, hNP1, in differentiation medium supplemented with HIV- or Mock-infected supernatants, with or without FTY720-P...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910968/efficiency-of-antibody-therapy-in-demyelinating-diseases
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Tetsuya Akaishi, Ichiro Nakashima
Monoclonal antibody therapy is a new treatment strategy for many types of diseases including cancers and autoimmune diseases, realizing a high efficacy and tolerability. In multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO) spectrum disorders, several monoclonal antibodies have been suggested to decrease the incidence of clinical relapse and the disease activity. In MS, anti-α4 integrin (natalizumab), anti-CD52 (alemtuzumab), anti-CD25 (daclizumab) and anti-CD20 (ocrelizumab) have been shown to effectively reduce the relapses in randomized controlled trials and have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration...
July 1, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906132/effects-of-different-dietary-sources-and-levels-of-selenium-supplements-on-growth-performance-antioxidant-status-and-immune-parameters-in-ross-308-broiler-chickens
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R Bakhshalinejad, Reza Akbari Moghaddam Kakhki, E Zoidis
1. Although different impacts of various sources of Selenium (Se) on chicken performance have been largely studied, there is a lack of comparative experiments studying the effects of these sources on immune system and antioxidant indices of broiler tissues. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of various sources and levels of dietary Se supplements on performance, antioxidant status and immune parameters in Ross 308 broiler chickens. 2. A total of 1200 one-day-old male broilers (Ross × Ross 308) were divided into 8 treatments with 6 replicate pens and 25 birds per pen...
September 14, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906131/effects-of-immunomodulators-on-the-response-induced-by-vaccines-against-autoimmune-diseases
#13
Dante J Marciani
A promising treatment for T-cell-mediated autoimmune diseases is the induction of immune tolerance by modulating the immune response against self-antigens, an objective that may be achieved by vaccination. There are two main types of vaccines currently under development. The tolerogenic vaccines, composed of proteins formed by a cytokine fused to a self-antigen, which usually induce tolerance by eliminating the T-cells that are immune reactive against the self-antigen. The immunogenic vaccines, comprised of a self-antigen plus a sole Th2 adjuvant either free or conjugated, that alleviate autoimmunity by switching the immune response against the self-antigen, from a damaging pro-inflammatory Th1/Th17 to an anti-inflammatory Th2 immunity...
September 14, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901547/cognitive-functioning-following-one-year-natalizumab-treatment-a-non-randomized-clinical-trial
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I Rorsman, C Petersen, P C Nilsson
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive impairment is common in multiple sclerosis (MS) and can have serious impact on social and occupational functioning. Natalizumab reduces relapse rates, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions, and progression of disability. Previous studies on cognitive functioning have not based inclusion on cognitive performance criteria. The aim of the present study was to determine any potential natalizumab-related cognitive effects on MS patients performing below normal limits on neuropsychological testing...
September 13, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894435/neuroactive-steroids-receptor-interactions-and-responses
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REVIEW
Kald Beshir Tuem, Tesfay Mehari Atey
Neuroactive steroids (NASs) are naturally occurring steroids, which are synthesized centrally as de novo from cholesterol and are classified as pregnane, androstane, and sulfated neurosteroids (NSs). NASs modulate many processes via interacting with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), N-methyl-d-aspartate, serotonin, voltage-gated calcium channels, voltage-dependent anion channels, α-adrenoreceptors, X-receptors of the liver, transient receptor potential channels, microtubule-associated protein 2, neurotrophin nerve growth factor, and σ1 receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894082/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-cidp-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
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Hrudya Abraham, Jose Kuzhively, Syed W Rizvi
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an uncommon manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of SLE presenting as CIDP and discuss the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of CIDP. CASE REPORT A 40-year-old woman with a past medical history of SLE treated with hydroxychloroquine presented with bilateral, progressive, ascending, sensory and motor neuropathy. Physical examination showed weakness and reduced temperature of all extremities, reduced pinprick and vibration sense of the distal extremities, loss of reflexes, and walking with a wide-based unsteady gait...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891414/therapeutic-effects-of-walnut-oil-on-the-animal-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Ali Ganji, Iman Farahani, Mohammad Reza Palizvan, Ali Ghazavi, Mostafa Ejtehadifar, Mohsen Ebrahimimonfared, Mana Shojapour, Ghasem Mosayebi
OBJECTIVES: Therapeutic approaches for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS), are accompanied by various undesirable side effects. Owing to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of walnut, we investigated its effects on the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mouse model of MS. METHODS: After EAE induction in mice, the treated group was gavaged daily with walnut oil. The weights and clinical symptoms were monitored daily for 21 days following the onset of symptoms...
September 11, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889362/a-novel-aza-mbp-altered-peptide-ligand-for-the-treatment-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#18
Nicole N M Trager, Jonathan T Butler, Jennifer Harmon, Joshua Mount, Maria Podbielska, Azizul Haque, Naren L Banik, Craig C Beeson
Myelin basic protein (MBP) is a major target of T cells in lesions of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and its animal model, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Interactions between the major histocompatibility complex II containing antigenic peptides and the T cell receptor activate CD4+ T cells that perpetuate EAE and MS. Previously reported data has shown that treating with an altered peptide ligand (APL) in which the normal antigenic peptide sequence of MBP has been slightly changed at T cell contact positions is helpful in reducing disease in both rodents and humans...
September 9, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885860/anti-lingo-1-opicinumab-a-new-monoclonal-antibody-tested-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Serena Ruggieri, Carla Tortorella, Claudio Gasperini
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). The modern treatment era for MS witnessed a growing pool of drugs now available for use in clinical practice. These therapies work at different levels, however there is a lack of treatments acting on the neurodegenerative component or improving mechanism of repair. Areas covered: The latest knowledge about the pathophysiological changes occurring in MS have translated into novel treatments at different stages of development...
September 8, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881910/effect-of-polaprezinc-on-experimental-corrosive-esophageal-burns-in-rats
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A Ozbayoglu, K Sonmez, R Karabulut, Z Turkyilmaz, A Poyraz, O Gulbahar, A C Basaklar
Unconsciously caustic ingestion is one of the most common causes of serious esophageal strictures in children. The aim of this study is to determine the efficiency of polaprezinc in preventing stricture formation after corrosive esophageal burns (CEB); this was the first time it has been used to treat experimental CEB in rats. Twenty-four rats were divided into four groups, three of which received CEB by the instillation of 1 mL of 10% NaOH solution into their isolated esophageal segments for three minutes...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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